What makes a person creative? Do you consider yourself creative? Certain personal characteristics have been linked with creativity – for example, a willingness to take risks, the ability to connect diverse ideas, and open-mindedness. And most important, perhaps, is believing that you are creative. Many people get stuck because they think 'I'm not a creative person.' But everyone has creative potential. Understanding the characteristics you possess that boost your creativity and those that inhibit it can help you enhance your creative output in the workplace.
This course explores the essential attributes of a creative person. It also describes barriers to creativity and how to overcome these. In addition, it demonstrates how you can enhance your creativity in the workplace. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.Learning Objectives
- Recognize the importance of various personal characteristics of creative people
- Recognize ways to overcome personal barriers to creativity
- Match techniques for enhancing creativity with examples of how to execute them
- Identify the benefits of being creative